We cannot talk about Tarragona without talking about its Roman legacy, its superb architectural heritage, its archaeological remains and the historical richness of the ancient Tarraco, now World Heritage Site. This is why Tarragona is today considered as a top cultural and historical destination.
Due to its tourist importance, a large number of high quality hotels in Tarragona, dotted about all over the city, have been opened. There is a wide offer of hotels close to the tourist attractions in Tarragona.
We could say that Tarragona is divided into two areas, the high part, where the old quarter and the old Roman Acropolis are situated, and the low part, where we find the picturesque fishing village called El Serrano.
The old Tarraco was in the high part, founded by the Romans, and one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean in the past. The important Roman legacy of monuments are placed there, and its archaeological ensemble was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Among these archaeological remains, it is worth noting the walls surrounding the old quarter, the old theatre (located outside the walls) and the Roman circus, which preserves the vaults that supported the cavea, placed in Plaça de la Font.
In the old quarter, it is also worth mentioning the Santa Maria Cathedral, for its tourist relevance, and the Cavallers street, main street in the medieval Tarragona. In the outskirts of the city, you must visit the Aqueduct of Tarragona, also declared as Word Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Rambla Nova is another of the most tourist places in the city, where we can also find hotels right in the centre of Tarragona, ideal for visiting the entire city in comfort.
But besides its amazing archaeological ensemble, Tarragona also boasts a series of beautiful fine golden sand beaches. The Tarragona coast offers natural beaches, secluded and not very visited, as well as extensive beaches equipped with all the necessary services.
The most equipped beaches are perfect for travelling with children, such as the city beach. Near to it you can find family hotels in Tarragona equipped with services targeted at this type of public.
Playa Larga is quite recommended, a coastal area not very built-up. Its sand is fine and golden, its waters are quiet and its shore is not very sloping, so it is ideal for swimming.
I also recommend you to visit Playa de la Mora, very natural and lovely.